Precast Concrete Newer Heights

Newer Heights with Precast Concrete

With the evolution of human civilisation, newer inventions have changed the lifestyle and course of action. The world of architecture and construction has simultaneously evolved with the ever expanding
Smart Cities Environment

Smart Cities – A Critical Appraisal

A 'smart city' is an urban region that is highly advanced in terms of overall infrastructure, sustainable real estate, communications and market viability. It is a city where information technology is the principal
Smart Cities Business Hub

Smart Cities as Business Hubs

As per the Ministry of Urban Development report, it is estimated that at present 31% i.e. 377 million people are living in urban areas of the country. In the next 15 years, this will increase by another 157 million
Smart Building Components

Smart Building Components for Smart Cities

In 2009, in a report titled "Buildings & Climate Change: A Summary for Decision-makers", Sylvie Lemmet, the then Director, Division of Technology, Industry and Economics, UNEP observes, "The building sector
Smart Home

How to build a Smart Home with Internet of Things?

In the last two decades it has been noticed that computers, cell phones, cars, HAVC systems and numerous other devices have developed into smarter and more resourceful but our buildings are more or less
Atul Khanna General Manager Thermal Insulation Division The Supreme Industries Ltd

Supreme Industries’ Thermal Insulation Division offers cutting edge technology

Founded in 1942, Supreme Industries Ltd. pioneered path-breaking plastics products by offering advanced solutions for various industries. Atul Khanna, General Manager, Thermal Insulation Division
Trivenimet Fab Engineers

Trivenimet Fab Engineers Strives to Create Benchmarks in Quality Production

Trivenimet Fab Engineers is an innovative fabricator which provides high quality structural, bespoke and one-off fabrications making full use of their expertise in AutoCAD and CNC Plasma profiling. With in-house
Embodied Carbon

Embodied Carbon in Our Future Cities

Innovative planning for cities of the future is essential. Cities are the solution to responsible habitation as issues of the environment gain increasing importance. Even early at planning stages, cities, districts
Docklands Melbourne Australia

A Case Study for Vertical Sustainable Urbanism

This paper explores a range of design principles for achieving a socially sustainable residential community in a very tall environmentally responsive building. The goal of this study is the exploration of possibilities
Kingfisher Tower Bangalore

Psycho-Analysis of Tall Building Habitants in Mumbai

India is poised to embrace high-rise buildings as it leaves behind traditional low-rises to make room the growing population. Due to the re-development boom, a substantial part of Mumbai's population
Rethinking the Skyscraper in the Ecological Age

Rethinking the Skyscraper in the Ecological Age: Design Principles for a New High-Rise Vernacular

This paper investigates tall buildings from an aesthetic and social, as well as commercial and environmental viewpoints; as contributing elements in the fabric of a city. Against a backdrop of the large-scale
Sustainable Infrastructure Development

Sustainable Infrastructure Development, Based on Low-cost, Eco-friendly Cement and Bricks Technology, Must to Take Forward ‘Make in India’ Initiative

As economy, particularly the manufacturing sector, is getting ready for a major push under "Make in India" initiative of the government, the need for sustainable infrastructure development
Precast and Prestressed Concrete

Precast and Prestressed Concrete

Historically, architecture has been related to a technical and artistic duality which is a pulse among these realities which has driven this profession since its beginning. This inseparable relationship must
Barcelona Tower

Precast Concrete Airport Control Towers

Being a liquid material, concrete can be cast into any form allowing it to adapt to structural shapes, minimizing the use of material. At the same time, it can be cast into architectural shapes to resolve
World Tallest Residential Tower

Dawning of the Supertall

A Potain MR 415 helped build the world's tallest residential tower in New York City, reports Damian Joseph. When lifting at heights up to nearly 427 m (1,400 ft), it's all about line speed. Such was the
Equipment Makers Up For Highrise Construction

Equipment Makers Bracing Up For High-rise Construction

The restricted and limited availability of construction area in metro, non-metro cities and peripheral areas is resulting in increased proliferation of vertical constructions. P.P. Basistha takes a look
DDA 120 Floor Building

High Rises Not A Tall Order

With 20 delivered last year and over 50 in line for completion by the next couple of years, India seems to be fully geared up for the skyscrapers as the trend of vertical development is catching up across the country
Shanghai Tower

Countdown to Opening of Shanghai Tower, Second–Tallest Building in World

The countdown is on, with only a few days left until the opening of the 632-meter (2073 feet) tall Shanghai Tower, China's tallest building and the world's second-tallest. Scheduled to open in May 2015, the Tower
Bridges in Precast Concrete

Bridges in Precast Concrete with Monolithic Joints

Concrete bridges are often simply supported structures with bearings and expansion joints. Like elsewhere in the world much of the observed distress in these bridges emanates from expansion joints
Typical Metro Station

Precast Concrete Stations for Metro Projects: A Challenge to Designers & Constructors

Usually Metro Structures are provided in the busy areas, in order to reduce traffic congestion. A very common route for Metro Viaducts is to provide it over existing roads, with piers in the median. Hence,
Timber Formwork

Production of Curved Precast Concrete Elements for Shell Structures

Free-form buildings tend to be expensive. By optimizing the production process, economical and well-performing precast concrete structures can be manufactured. In this paper, a method
Precast Technology for Low Cost Housing

Precast Technology for Low Cost Housing Schemes in India

"Huge and large Compact Dwelling Units Scattered & Spread over Thousands of sites with Speed, Efficiency High Quality and Low Price" is achieved using innovatively crafted Taylor made house
Precast Concrete Structures

Innovative Precast Concrete Structures – An Indian Experience

This paper deals with the way in which efficient concrete structures have evolved in our firm during the last fifty years. For precast concrete structures to qualify as being efficient they should be cost
Precast Construction

Suitability of Precast Systems for Different Projects

We have been hearing about the smart city in newspapers, television channels, media, etc., and it is reverberating every day. Precast construction revolution is under way in India, and soon it will be
Reflective Insulation

Reflective Insulation

The radiant heat is invisible and has no temperature, just energy. When this energy strikes another surface, it is absorbed and increases the temperature of that surface. In summer, radiation from the Sun
Tallest 20 in 2020

The Tallest 20 in 2020: Entering an Era of Mega Tall

Within this decade, we are likely to witness not only the world's first 1 kilometer-tall building but also the completion of a significant number of buildings over 600 meters (around 2,000 feet) – that's twice
Porsche Design Tower

Porsche Design Tower, Miami World’s First Condominium with Glass Sky Garages

World has seen the launch of ultra-luxury, 60-story 'Porsche Design Tower' at Sunny Isles Beach in Miami recently which is world's first condominiums where elevators will take residents directly to their
Absolute World Towers

Absolute World Towers, Toronto

Absolute Towers is a striking example of a private/public approach to development in a city that was perhaps unaware of the extent an architectural design could impart conversation, energy, and vitality
Traditional Construction

Traditional Construction – An Energy Efficient Construction

Traditional methods of planning and construction were based on minimum energy requirement as it got evolved based on observations and experiences of many years. The concept was based on non
Paver blocks and steel slag binder bricks

Utilization of Steel Slag in Construction Materials

Steel slag, a by-product of steel making, is produced during the separation of the molten steel from impurities in steel-making furnaces. Slag whether granulated or crystalline is an important
NBM&CW

New Building Material & Construction World

New Building Material & Construction World
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MGS Architecture

Modern Green Structures & Architecture

Modern Green Structures & Architecture
L&ST

Lifting & Specialized Transport

Lifting & Specialized Transport
II&TW

Indian Infrastructure & Tenders Week

Indian Infrastructure & Tenders Week
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